Thanks for all the replies. One of the reasons I asked this question is because I want to make sure that we can really afford to do this move. When we first started talking about selling up and moving I think we were under the impression that the cost of living in Australia was a lot less than in England. The more information that I am gathering tells me that we may not be as financially better off as we had first hoped.
Originally Posted by helen mcgarvey
I think those days have gone. House prices have risen quite steeply in the last decade. I don't think our house is much bigger than the one we had , although the space is differently distributed and we do have a pool!:D
We still have a mortgage, and the same financial concerns -ie. how have we spent so much money this month?! That said, it was never just about the money. We like our lives here. The kids enjoy school, OH is home more and less stressed, and I'm having a good time too. (Not going to elaborate on that one!)
I think your impression is a popular one. Life here is just life, and whilst I know there are people who are lucky enough to come over dollar-rich, I think they are in the minority. Most of the people I know have come out with enough to start life up again and now live as we do - getting by, and enjoying life!
check out realestate.com.au for a good idea on whats on the market and how much
Last edited by Russfamily; 28-06-2007 at 01:47 PM.
I can't get www.aussiehomes.com.au to work - do you have a link?
Originally Posted by Russfamily
help if you can!!!!!
i will b working in the community all around the met so im not sure of where to look for property,
it wil b me myself n I , heading out for a new life leaving everything here in Donny not much to loose there lol.
my 16yr old son wants to stay ere with his dad:( so what do you do? this is what ive wanted since i was 16 so now im going for it ALONE if thats what it takes,
but very nervous of where to live n not knowing anyone its a bit SCARY MARY
SO any help of good areas i think i will av to rent first then hope to get a mortgage asap
we are also from suffolk going to sa, because im used to living rural i would like similar, not so interested in living near coast, you can get an idea of where you like from others, but we are all different, & whats good for one may not be good for another, but you can use these recommendations & put them into google earth & wikapedia & real estate to see what you may like, from doing this ive seen that we like look of mount barker & strathalbyn but originally we where thinking mclaren vale looked good found from recommendations of seaford, etc, its so hard to really tell via internet, but gives you some idea & we will have a good look round when we arrive.
and gosh lazy cow, helpful & good advice all in the same post did i really read this!
Where in Suffolk?
We are in Norwich- where are you?
Originally Posted by dunnarunna
Vicks & Stu
We originally liked the look /sound of Mount Barker, a self contained little town with all you need there. Then we looked and resurched a bit more, as you do , asked a few questions, got a few replys and a lot of p.m's and now ,( although we will still look for our selves on the reccie) it might not be the place for us.
We would rather have the hills to the beach , but dont want to be too far out in the sticks for Ralphs trade.
So now we are thinking more eastern Adelaide!!
The fact that we are wanting a solid brick built property in an established area on a decent sized plot means that we have discounted a new build , unless we can buy a plot and Ralph build it!
But who knows where we will end up!!
An open mind, without the rose tinted specs ,will be needed when we do the reccie, and hopefully , when we are on the aeroplane back home to see the kids , we will know where we are going to end up when we finally migrate!!